Everybody says that a little black dress (LBD – it even has its own acronym!) is a capsule wardrobe essential… and for me, that’s certainly the truth! But of course I’m not going to tell you to wear black, NOR am I going to tell you that you must wear dresses. That said, I’ve seen a lot of black dresses recently in downtown Chicago, and some of the freshest looks have paired their black with pink!
If you own an amazing handbag, it’s well worth building at least one entire outfit around it. And if you’re going out after work, a few pink touches make your work-wardrobe black dress more than appropriate for a romantic dinner:
Maybe you feel like you want to straddle that fine line between wearing a dress and NOT being too “dressy.” A field jacket is a good option for that, especially if it’s not in a traditional “field-y” kind of outdoors color. Your black dress that you think is only wearable to work could even go to a wedding, if paired with a classic jacket, a beautiful necklace, and a timeless clutch:
If you’re really feeling like mixing it up, never forget the fun possibilities inherent in a pair of classic Converse shoes! A pair of sparkly flats, big earrings, and a floaty scarf are perfect for evening, with a pretty pink cardigan over your shoulders:
I love using simple dresses as a base for beautiful accessories – any other accent colors that you’d like to see?love,